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Matt Dillon uses.a'clew aim— 
\ to siiarra fiendish killer . 
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I SEE y0U PRACTICE AT BOSTON GENERAL 
HOSPITAL ---YOU WERE THE FORMER PRESI- 
DENT OF THE MASSACHUSETTS MEDICAL 

SOClETy--ANDyOU 

GRADUATED FROM 

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I'M CERTAIN THE ACTING 
' CORONER COULD SUPPLY AN 
EQUALLY IMPRESSIVE BACKGROUND 



After being sworn in.., , 8EfAUS£ ALL 

WHV DO YOU SAY THE \ T "l r POS J", 

DEATH WAS AN ACCIDENT? J MORTEM EVi- 
' PENCE IS BEST 



I EXAMINED THE DECEASED/ THE SLIGHT 
ABRASION OF THE TIBIA, THE ANGLE OF 
THE BLOW ON THE SKULL, THE FRONTAL 
FRACTURE- — AND I COULD GO ON INTO 
MORE MEDICAL DETAIL, BUT IT ALL ADDS 

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" ^J^^PBT\ CONCLUSION.' AN 
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YES, MARSHAL.' THE 

■JlDENTIFIED SrPANGEK 

fAS KILLED BY AN 

ACCIDENTAL FAIL.' THIS 

INQUEST IS ADJOURNED.' 




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When matt dillqn finishes his search, he 
turn5 oown the light and as he opens 
the door to leave .. 




I SENT FOR ONE, BUT I WAS AFRAID YOU 
WIGHT PULL OUT OF DODGE BEFORE IT 
■CAME AND I COULDN'T CHECK TO SEE 
IF YOU WERE WHO 
yOU CLAIM TO BE/y THIS IS HIGHLY 



After dillon and Chester leave.. 



HAVE YOU GONE 
LOCO? WHAT'S THE 
IDEA OF SAYING 
YOU'RE STAVING IN 
DODGE ?/ 



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j SHAL IS SUSPICIOUS 
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/ END HIS SUSPICIONS 
IS BY ACTING MNO- 

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/'WITH MY CLOTHES ON HIM AND ) 

I HIS CLOTHES ON ME, THAT MYSTERY ^\ 
I STRANGER WON'T BOTHER US/ RELAX/ ) 
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TO GET YOU OUT I It, '^K^ b> 
OF 8ED SO EARLY, ^^^■aW^ 1 *'' 
BUT MR. DILLON WANTED ^B J* IT'S \ 
YOU TO SIGN THOSE ^H/ PERFECTLY 1 
INOUEST PAPERS.' .^^B ALL RIGHT// 



NO, CHESTER.' HE'S A SLICK CUSTOMER.' IT 
MIGHT TAKE A LONG TIME TO BREAK HIM 
DOWN THAT WAY/ BUT I WANT TO TRY A 
TR1CK ON HIM IN THE MORNING THAT 
MIGHT MAKE HIM REVfAL HIS TRUE 
IDENTITY/ 




WE .SURE WERE 
LUCKY YOU WERE HERE 
TO TESTIFY/ OTHERWISE, 
WE'D BE LOOKING FOR A 
MURDERER- --WHERE THERE I5NONE' J 




BUT COME TO THE 
OFFICE/ I THINK THERE* ) 
A DRY JACKET THERE.' 





IF I CAN JUST 
CROSS OVER UNSEEI 
I'LL Be ABLE TO FIRE D< 
ON THEM FROM BEHIND. 



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: ^J THE TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS 

THE REAL PR. KERNS BROUGHT WITH HIM 
WILL BE PUT TO THE USE IT WAS INTENDED 

FOR/ NOW IF YOU'LL SIGN THE INQUEST 
PAPERS, WE CAN CLOSE THIS MATTER/ 




THERE'S MY JOHN HANCOCK, 
MATT.' AND IF YOU'LL SPREAD 
THE WORD AROUND DODGE 
ABOUT MY MEDICAL OPINION 
BEING RIGHT ALL ALONG 

--IT MIGHT HELP RE- 
ESTABLISH MY PROFES- 
SIONAL REPUTATIOHJ 




DODGE CITY DAYS 




, FRIEND.' BUT WHAT COULD VOU 

EXPECT? AFTER ALL, VOU WERE 
i COMPETING AGAINST PHIL 
CRAVEN — A REAL LAPY'S 
MAM: 




Fresh frow his pance hall triumph, phil craven 
soon filled the local bachelors' lounge at 
dodge house with his boasting... 





Soon... 




" DEAREST PHIL, WHEN I SAW YOU TODAY, 
I COULDN'T KEEP FROAA ASKING YOUR 
NAME.' MY HEART WAS ALL AFLUTTER.' 
YOU ARE THE HANDSOMEST MAN I EVER 
SAW/ AND TO THINK, JUST FIVE HOURS AND 
TEN MINUTES AGO, I WAS ONLY I 
FROM YOU.' 
LOVE-- 
MABEL.'' 




Later.. 



LOOK.' I GOT ANOTHER LETTER 

FROM MABEL/ SHE SAYS I WRITE AS 

WELL AS LOOK LIKE AN ANGEL.' 





JOON, THE LETTER WRITING CAMPAIGN SPREAD. 




TWO WEEKS LATER, PHIL CRAVEN BEAMED, AS THE NEXT DAY, PHIL CRAVEN EXCITEDLY READ 
HE FINISHED MOUNTING AN ASTOUNDING A LETTER OVER TWICE 

DISPLAY. . 



'DEAREST 



PHIL, I CANT GO ON 
THIS WAY' WE MUST 
MEET/ BUT I FEAR 
FOR MY REPUTATION 
IF I AM SEEN WITH 

you/ can you meet 

ME JUST NORTH OF 
THE TRACKS BY 
DODGE STATION 
TONIGHT AT NINE? 
YOURS--- JOAN.' 




I KNEW YOU'D BE HERE, HONE// AFTER 
ALL, NOT EVERY GIRL CAN BE WITH PHIL 
CRAVEN/ YOU ARE GLAD YOU 
CAME, AREN'T 




SEEING YOU IN THE 
MOONLIGHT, JOAN, 
FILLS MY HEART 
WITH LONGING.' 



MAY I LIFT YOUR VEIL? ONCE IT'S OUT 
OF THE WAY AND I SEE YOUR LOVELY FACE, 
I KNOW I'LL WANT 





■ GREAT WORK, ED/ PHIL 

FINALLY HAD A DATE HE 

WONT 8E BOASTING ABOUT/ 




MANHUNT 




Dove Selden's horse had left a clear 
trail. Sheriff Tom Mackey had had no trou- 
ble in following il all the way from the 
back of the bank at Custer Cily across the 
Sierra foothills. But now, Mackey faced a 
dilemma, for here at the base of a mesa, 
Selden had led his horse onto a well-trav- 
eled road and the clear prints were lost 
amidst the hoofmarks of dozens of horses 
which had traveled this way within the 
past few days. 

More than that, the trail forked at this 
point, one branch heading south toward 
Texas, the other circling westward toward 
the Badlands. 

Looking up toward the setting sun 
Mackey tried to figure which way Dave 
Selden had gone. Considering that Selden 
had ten thousand dollars of bank loot with 
him, it would pay to camp here for the 
night while he tried to unravel the puzzle. 

It was toward dusk that the sheriff saw 
the second rider approach, tall, lean, 
hard-looking. 

"Howdy, Sheriff," said the newcomer. 

"Haven't seen you since they brought 
the body of Hank Fletcher into Custer," 
replied Mockey. "What are you doing 
here, Braden?" 

"You know my business, Sheriff. I'm a 
bounty hunter. Reckon I'm on the trail of 
the same man you're following." 

"Now look, Braden, Dave Selden's 
just a kid. Didn't know what he was doing. 
If 1 can find him, get him to give himself 
up — " 

"Thai's |ust what I intend doing, 



Mackey. The bank's offering five thou- 
sand for Selden, dead or alivel" 

"And if I know you, you'd just as soon 
bring him in dead." 

"No sense getting riled, Sheriff. After 
all, we're both in the same business. Mtnd 
if 1 camp here with you tonight?" 

Tom thought for a moment. If Braden 
found Dave first — it would be the kid's 
finish, Any delay would be to the good. 
"All right," he said, " 'light down. You can 
share my fire." 

"Thanks," said Braden, unsaddling his 
horse. "And I'll give you a tip. Selden left 
word with his wife, telling her where he 
was going to hide out. I tricked the infor- 
mation out of her." Broden grinned. "So 
you might as well head back for Custer, 
because I'll find him first." 

The sheriff poked at the fire thinking 
long and hard. He would have to act fast 
if Dave Selden's life was to be saved. 

Early the next morning Mackey arose 
to find Braden already gone. But os the 
sheriff examined the trail a slow smile 
came to his face. He knew exactly which 
way to ride now. 

It was that noon that Tom Mackey came 
upon the cabin deep in the Badlands. His 
arrival was none too soon, for as he 
slipped up to the shack he could hear 
Dave Selden's voice pleading. "But, 
Braden, I tell you I was all packed, ready 
to come back to Custer with the money." 
Braden's answer was a harsh chuckle. "I'll 
save you the trouble of going back. I'll 
just gun you down right here. That way I 
can collect the bank loot and the reword 
money.'" 

"That's what you think," said the sher- 
iff, as he stepped forward, leveling his 
gun. 

"Mockey!" Braden dropped his gun in 
astonishment. "How'd you find your way 
here? That trail was covered with horse 
tracks." 

"None of them like the tracks of your 
horse, Braden. Take a look ot that left 
front shoe. I nicked it last night while you 
were asleep. It was just a matter of fol- 
lowing the trail. And after what I just 
heard, I'm holding you for attempted mur- 
der." 



GUNSMOKE 

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BY THE COURTHOUSE IN TEN MINUTES, 
RIGHT, FAY? 





LET'S GET DILLON FIRST AND ) 
THEN WE CAN FINISH OUR L, 
BUSINESS IN PEACE/ -^&s 




SURE, HFS 6REAT WHEN 

IT COWES TO TIN CAMS.' 

8UT TIN CANS DON'T 

SASS BACK.' I'LL 

BET I CAN OUT* 

ff/fAW HIM! 





YOU MAY NOr THROW THE 
PUNCH OR FIRE A SUN, MISS, 
BUT IF YOU ARE THE CAUSE 
OF ANY MORE TROUBLE, I'LL 
BRIN6 YOU IN FOR DISTURB- 
ING THE PEACE/ 




MATT, L WONDER \ E DON'T KNOW, KITTy, 
W#y SHE ALWAYS ) BUT IVE AN ANNOY- 
WEARS X£pflT J IN6 FEELING THAT 
REALLY ISN'T ^S SHE IS UP TO SOMS- 
HER COLOR.' / THING.' I JUST WISH I 
-X COULD FIGURE , 
m. OUT WHAT/ 




TWO PAYS LATER . 



AND YOU WOULD 

MY HONOR 
SOMEONE INSULTED 
ME, NED? 




Next ow 




/ you BET I 

( WANT" TO HELP, 
V MARSHAL.' 




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I-ICAMT \ 

V *'*>* I RIDE ANV faster.'/; 




Knowing fay will slow down the fleeing bandits, matt 
is able to rlde ahead and set up an ambush . .. 




YOUR LITTLE SCHEME HAS BACKFIRED, MISS 
FAY.' YOU WANTED BAINES AND ME TO FI©HT7 
WE DID—BUT ON THE SAME SIDE/ THE 
CAW SIDE/ 




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COWTOWNS OF THE WEST 
Hoi brook, Arizona 




HOLBROOK SPRANG INTO PROMINENCE IN 1885 
WHEN THE HASH-KNIFE OUTFIT POURED TEN 
THOUSAND CATTLE INTO THE TOWN AND 
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